Yesterday (Friday) we were due to leave the Tularosa / Alamogordo area after being here almost two weeks, but the Explorer had developed a left front end ‘thunk’. We first noticed it while in the Moab, UT area, but it was getting worse by the day. Bob felt today was the day to check it out as he had looked under the Explorer and could see the bushing was cracked near the radius arm. Once he knew what the problem was he was more driven in getting it fixed. We checked out the internet and the phone book from the RV park’s laundry room and picked out a couple of potential places to go for the repair, the first place was not open…so that left plan B and as it turned out, it was the best place-Alamo Auto Center Inc. Within two hours of entering their front door, they had diagnosed the problem, ordered and received the replacement bushings and completed the work, we were out of there by noon.
So back to the coach, packed it up and headed about 90 miles east to Roswell, NM. Our first choice of RV park was full, so on to our 2nd choice [second choices seem to be good luck for us], they had a place for us. We will be here for the next four days, then heading out on Tuesday for Carlsbad, NM to meet John and Judy.
Lots and lots of these alien creatures.
Here are two of my new friends. They were very friendly.